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 (jăv′ə-nēz′, -nēs′, jä′və-)
Of or relating to Java or its people, language, or culture.
n. pl. Javanese
1. A native or inhabitant of Java, especially a member of the Javanese-speaking majority population.
2. The Austronesian language of the principal ethnic group of Java.

[Java1 + -nese (as in Japanese).]
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1. (Placename) of, relating to, or characteristic of Java, its people, or the Javanese language
2. (Peoples) of, relating to, or characteristic of Java, its people, or the Javanese language
3. (Languages) of, relating to, or characteristic of Java, its people, or the Javanese language
npl -nese
4. (Peoples) a native or inhabitant of Java
5. (Languages) a Malayo-Polynesian language of Central and Eastern Java
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(ˌdʒæv əˈniz, -ˈnis, ˌdʒɑ və-)

n., pl. -nese,
adj. n.
1. a member of an Indonesian people mainly of the central and E parts of Java.
2. the Austronesian language of this people.
3. any native or inhabitant of Java.
4. of or pertaining to Java, the Javanese, or their language.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Javanese - a native or inhabitant of JavaJavanese - a native or inhabitant of Java  
Java - an island in Indonesia to the south of Borneo; one of the world's most densely populated regions
Indonesian - a native or inhabitant of Indonesia
2.Javanese - the Indonesian language spoken on Java
Bahasa, Bahasa Indonesia, Indonesian - the dialect of Malay used as the national language of the Republic of Indonesia or of Malaysia
Adj.1.Javanese - of or relating to or characteristic of Java or its inhabitants or its language; "Javanese temples"; "Javanese dialects"
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A. ADJjavanés
B. N (Javanese (pl)) → javanés/esa m/f
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adj (also Javan)javanisch
Javaner(in) m(f)
(Ling) → Javanisch nt
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Drawing on his profound knowledge of Javanese customs and culture, he developed a successful school system and educated many influential Catholic public figures.
The centerpiece of this study is a relatively obscure, barely audible kind of musical accompaniment for Central Javanese wayang (shadow puppetry) known as grimingan.
With the 2004 election of Bambang Susilo Yudhoyono, a Javanese army general holding a Ph.D.
Kerta is a sturdy, resourceful Javanese boy, son of the lighthouse keeper, and through his eyes we see the passing parade of events over several months of 1883.
This night happens every 35 days when Kliwon, the last day of the five-day Javanese, or Pasaran, week coincides with the Friday, or Jumat, of the seven-day Western or Arabic calendar.
Doug's daughter Louise, 26, son Neil, 22, his partner Tanya and their 18-month-old daughter Adele, joined 500 guests to enjoy a spicy Javanese selection of fish, meat and vegetable dishes with rice, with the added treat of a chocolate fountain with fresh bakes and fruits.
Before her marriage, Siti (Artika Sari Devil was a Javanese dancer known for interpreting the role of Sinta, the beautiful wife of Rama seized by a powerful king.
Built in 1756 by a Javanese prince who became Yogyakarta's first sultan, the historical palace Kraton Ngayogyakarta Hadiningrat has witnessed many generations of royalty.
The word originates from a Malay word for dot or point, "titik" and the Javanese word "amba", meaning "to write".
Clark draws upon the extensive collections of Asian musical instruments held by Boston's Museum of Fine Arts to illustrate and showcase the beauty, diversity, and application of some fifty instruments that range from sil-stringed zithers and shell trumpets, to double-headed drums made from human sculls and the Javanese gamelan.
Javanese social relationships are structured in a hierarchical order believed to be good and therefore people have a moral obligation in use of speech and behavior to maintain this social order.
CORRECTION (ran 11/27/04): A free performance by the University of Oregon's Javanese Gamelan class and the Gamelan Sari Pandhawa is from 7 p.m.